Hop Henge Experimental IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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Hop Henge Experimental IPAHop Henge Experimental IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is their new version of Hop Henge Imperial IPA, the hops have been modified as of 1/2009.

Available: January to April
Alc. by Vol.: 8.5 - 9.0% range
IBUs: 95

Added by SurlyDuff on 01-21-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,485
Reviews:
841
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
9.76%
 
 
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253
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319
For Trade:
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber, best by 4/6/13.

A: Clear copper body. Decent retention along the edge of the glass.

S: Caramel malt with just a hint of citrus hops. Was expecting way more hops.

T: For a fresh bottle, the hop flavors are subdued. Very malty, with some hop bitterness toward the end. Not bad, but not quite what I want out of a big double IPA. Booze is well concealed.

M: Nice carbonation.

O: Where are the hops?

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bomber shared at beer share - reviewed from notes.

A - rich orange, super frothy and tremendous lacing. Leaves a spiderweb on the glass.

S - smells like the outdoors - autumnal and floral (didn't take great notes on this section)

T - flavor bursts of pine and citrus, dehydrated in nature and just a hint of sugary hops. For a 9-10% beverage, the bite is barely there. One of those beers where a lot is going on, but the complexity is hidden within the simplicity of the presentation.

M - decent carbonation, highly drinkable, again - the alcohol is hidden very well

O - grab one. Fast.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle is dated 06/26/12. This was a gift so I can't complain too much but man, some stores really just don't care, do they?

A: Pours a cloudy golden-orange. Large fluffy tan head. Fades very slowly, leaving awesome lacework behind.

S: Caramel and raisins primarily. Not much in the way of hops. Maybe a hint of grapefruit?

T: Mild grapefruit and pine up front. Some grainy aspect in the middle along with some caramel. Finish has a quick flourish of raisin and then some pine and resin into the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, fairly smooth.

O: Well, tough to say as this is obviously an old bottle. Very little hoppiness and the rest is pretty generic. I will have to seek out a fresher bottle sometime, wish they distributed here. Having said that, I have previously "Had" this beer and I rated it a 3.5 (couple of years ago) so I'm guessing that it's nothing to write home about even when fresh.

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Hop Henge Experimental IPA from Deschutes Brewery
4.1 out of 5 based on 2,485 ratings.
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